AAP To Move EC Over Javadekar's Remarks On Kejriwal
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to approach the Election Commission of India (ECI) over Union Minister Prakash Javadekar’s remarks reiterating that Arvind Kejriwal was “a terrorist.”
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to approach the Election Commission of India (ECI) over Union Minister Prakash Javadekar's remarks reiterating that Arvind Kejriwal was "a terrorist." Earlier, Prakash Javadekar claimed on Monday, that the AAP chief was someone who stood by the protesters at Shaheen Bagh where anti-national slogans were raised.
The Union minister remarked that Kejriwal also supported those who wanted to break India up and anti-national elements who wanted to give freedom to Assam from India. Javadekar also cited the instance of Kejriwal staying at the house of a Khalistani terrorist during the Punjab election campaign, though he knew about the antecedents of his host.
AAP leaders were quick to react and said that they would approach the Election Commission for action against the Union minister. AAP Rajya Sabha member, Sanjay Singh remarked that the BJP had no issue for the elections and was desperate to get the polls postponed.
Singh said it was imperative that the EC act against BJP leaders like Yogi Adityanath and Prakash Javadekar who are making highly provocative statements. The AAP Rajya Sabha member also ridiculed Yogi Adityanath saying that the BJP leader needs to look at his own state before preaching to others. Sanjay Singh described the UP chief minister as someone with a diseased mind and sarcastically observed that the AAP government could provide free treatment to him for his disorder.
AAP leaders have accused the BJP of vitiating the election atmosphere by trying to polarise communities.